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Sinister Eyes where Shadows Lie

Posted in News, Word of the Week with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2012 by bluefall8

The calendar has flipped and it’s finally official — October 1st. With this comes news — haunt, horror, and Halloween news of course and there’s plenty of it. This particular post celebrates the 7th annual Halloween themed Word of the Week, but before we come to that, I have a few notes to share. Due to shooting part of the Mud Puppets Halloween Special this past weekend I did not visit any haunted attractions. It was a bit painful really, but rest assured haunt fiends that this will not be the case this weekend. Friday night will mark the beginning of the haunt season proper with a visit to Erwin’s Orchards in South Lyon, Slaughter House in Fowlerville, and if time permits a stop at A Nightmare on Elm Road in Webberville! These attractions are all new to myself and my merry band of haunters, so it is with a bang that we seek to kick off the month of October. A detailed post concerning this trip will be posted in a few days.

Another post to be made this week concerns the long awaited 2011 Haunt Awards! The 2011 haunt season was memorable for many reasons and I’ll finally reveal the best from a record breaking season! There will be the usual seven categories: Rotten Pumpkin, Eerie Vibrations, Dark Horse, Killer Automatons, Monster, Pulse Pounder, and Haunt of the Year — in addition I will introduce two new exciting categories — Prop Master and Samhein. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the awards fear not, each will be accompanied by a description and criteria for winning.

One final note before we get to the word — I’d just like to share that my preferred ritual of celebrating October 1st is with a viewing of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, a classic.

sinister [si-nes-ter] – adjective: singularly evil or productive of evil, accompanied by or leading to disaster.

Updated 2012 Haunt Schedule

Posted in Haunt Schedule with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by bluefall8

Listed below are various hypothetical trips, I’ve broken them up into two categories — main (the top list) and extra (the bottom list). I’m open to suggestions of course, but essentially the main category reflects what I feel are the top trips and therefore should be given priority over those in the extra category. Beginning Friday, September 28 through the end of October there are five weekends for haunting, typically we do a big trip on Devil’s Night or Halloween as well — so realistically that’s at least six nights out. There is also the possibility of hitting haunts twice in a week, say Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday, which is something we did last year on a couple of occasions. Anyway you slice it, October will be packed with haunted fun! Keep in mind that this list is not meant to be chronological  — I will determine dates for each trip once we coordinate schedules. Also, I’m still looking to find a third haunt on a few of these nights so if anybody has a suggestion make it know.

MAIN

#1: Erwin’s Orchards (South Lyon), Slaughter House (Fowlerville), A Nightmare on Elm Road (Webberville)

#2: Haunted School House and Laboratory (Akron, OH), Bloodview (Broadview Heights, OH)

#3: House of Fear (Hazel Park), Deadly Intentions (Warren), Blake’s Farms (Aramada)

#4: Exit 13 (Mt. Morris), Sinister (Utica)

#5: Darksyde Acres (Jonesville), Uncle Dickey’s Wrong Turn (Hudson)

EXTRA

#1: Krazy Hilda’s (Chelsea), The Boneyard (Stockbridge), Terrorfied Forest and Manor (Pickney)

#2 Scream Machine (Taylor), Realm of Haunted Minds (Romulus), Nightmare Sanctum (Wyandotte), Psycho Path (Flat Rock)

#3 Haunted Hollows (Westland), Westland Haunted Woods (Westland), Westland Jaycees (Westland)